One of the most exciting things about travelling is the chance to dig into delectable cuisines that vary with changing landscapes. Good food definitely makes any experience that much more richer. Which is why we decided to head on a trail to bring to you spectacular retreats that offer gastronomical pleasures like none other.
From nitpicking fresh organic vegetables from the farm to jumping behind the stove where a trained chef will help you whip up some culinary delights – these retreats are not to missed! Indulgence truly takes on a new meaning when you travel to swoon-worthy places and get treated to gourmet cuisines – a treat for all the senses, we say.
The property was originated with an Italian sensibility and with one objective – to pamper its guests. The Head Chef here brings the farm-to-table concept to the cuisine and believes in churning dishes from the finest available chemical-free vegetables. The fish here is sourced from the fresh waters of the Kumaon valley. Dining at The Orchard is an experience like none other – don’t forget to enjoy your delectable meals outside with endless views of the valley and a glass of bubbly.
This 475-year-old palace has a spectacular Indo-Saracenic design combining the best of the Indian and Mughal architectural nuances. Dining at Samode Palace symbolises life as a Royal. The culinary artists here offer Asian and European dishes and their desserts are simply stupendous. They even have an extensive and exquisite wine cellar for all the wine lovers out there. A romantic candle-lit dinner under a blanket of stars at the terrace garden with sweeping views is not to be missed! Dining here truly feels like a grand celebration of life.
Shreyas is a 25-acre retreat on the outskirts of Bangalore. It offers its guests a private and tranquil oasis to recharge themselves. The essence of Shreyas is the concept of wellness which can also be seen in the cuisines they offer. The food that is served here is considered to be a sign of Divinity. Every minute thing is looked into in details at this retreat from the kind of seeds to be planted to the recipes to be used to retain nutrition while cooking. They even chant prayers before cooking. Shreyas offers dishes inspired by travellers and fitness experts from all over the world. They have stunning gardens along with an organic herb and vegetable garden where everyone is welcome to come and help out.
Nestled amidst the Aravali hills, Tree of Life Jaipur offers unparalleled rejuvenation for weary travellers. The Head chef here introduces you to a palate-pleasing journey where authentic Rajasthani culinary traditions are used to pave the way for stunning new creations. They pamper you with meals of your choices reflecting local cuisine with a twist. You are even encouraged to take a walk to the “Eternal Garden”- an in-house organic farm to choose fresh vegetables for your salads! You can never fall short of culinary options here. And, if you fancy trying your hand in the kitchen the chef will be more than happy to assist you.
Svasara is an opulent wilderness lodge with 12 spacious suites. The restaurant here is made of re-used wood from old dismantled buildings. Their food brings out the best of Maharashtrian, Mughlai and South Indian cuisines on the table – which are not just a delight to your eyes but are bound to tickle those taste buds. Savour your evening meals here by the bonfire on a star-lit night while the heady aroma from the nearby tandoor fills the air.
So, which one these makes the cut for your next escape?